Whole Chicken Pie
Make way for chicken pot pie's more robust cousin, Chef John's whole chicken pie. Stuffed with veggies and herbs, this bird is wrapped in one glorious layer of shortcrust pastry dough, which you can purchase or make at home. It's then roasted until the crust is golden brown and fused with the chicken skin to create an irresistibly buttery, crispy hybrid layer that you can't get with bread-wrapped chicken. Finally, the mirepoix stuffing simmers with butter, rose wine, and pan drippings to create the accompanying gravy that ties it all together. Get the recipe for Whole Chicken Pie.